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Deadline: January 6, 2020

JAMS Foundation/ACR Initiative for Students and Youth

The JAMS Foundation/Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Initiative for Students and Youth provides grant funding for conflict prevention and dispute resolution programs for K-12 students and for adults working with youth populations in ways that directly transfer conflict resolution education (CRE) skills from adults to youth. This funding cycle is intended to support the reduction in anti-social behavior in the school building as well as outside the schoolhouse (e.g., field trips, on the playground, etc.) and an increase in the development of conflict resolution education skills in and with youth that modifies the normative culture and enhances positive school climate in elementary school(s).

There are three priorities:

  1. The proposed project uses evidenced-based program(s) to train school personnel in conflict resolution and support the implementation of these learnt practices with their interactions in and with youth, parents, and other school personnel
  2. The proposed project builds upon the current work of either the applicant or an applicant’s educational institution and specifically aim to integrate conflict resolution skills in a manner that educates youth (kindergarten through elementary school age) in a way that demonstrably changes youth attitudes and behavior
  3. The proposed project transforms school climate in each of the four following dimensions: 1) school safety; 2) social and civil learning; 3) relationships among peers and with school personnel (respect for diversity); 4) school connectedness and engagement (bonding) with a focus on the reduction in anti-social behavior and a demonstrable increase in the development of conflict resolution education skills with and in youth and school personnel

Amount: Requests for funding may range from $15,000-$40,000 for the first year of the potential two-year funding cycle. Year Two funding requests may be for no more than $20,000.

Eligibility: Nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations, educational institutions, and public agencies working in conjunction with nonprofit educational institutions or organizations.

Link: https://www.jamsadr.com/acr/

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